Prince Archie, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who grew up outside of England, may be breaking with a long tradition in the British royal family.
Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to give up their duties to the British monarchy and move to the United States, there have been big changes for the entire family.
One of the areas in which Prince Archie may break with tradition is in his upbringing.
Unlike previous members of the British royal family, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the full name of the little boy who was born in London on May 6, 2019, may not attend a prestigious British private school, which could also apply to his sister, Princess Lili.
What Prince Archie’s education will look like
Traditionally, British royals are educated at exclusive, prestigious private schools and colleges.
However, since Archie has grown up away from the customs and rules of British royalty, it is possible that his education will be different.
In the United States, where they currently reside, children are usually enrolled in kindergarten from the age of two.
Regular education begins around the age of 5 or 6 and covers a total of 12 years of basic education.
In the United Kingdom, compulsory education begins at age 4 and the school year begins in September and ends in July.
These differences in the educational systems of the United States and the United Kingdom may influence the way Archie perceives education and may lead him to break with the tradition of attending a British private school.
Where is Prince Archie studying?
Although it is uncertain where Prince Archie is currently studying, should his parents decide to send him to a private school, there are options close to his home in California.
Some options could be Montecito Union School, known for its quality education, or Cold Springs, a school in the same area.
They might also consider Laguna Blanca in Santa Barbara, with an 88-year history, or Cate School, a boarding school on the California coast.
Despite the options available, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very careful about what information is released about their children. Although they are happy to talk about their experiences as parents, they have yet to make an official statement about their children’s education.